Curlin's Erna Just Holds On To Graduate At Second Asking

Erna sells at OBS April | Sandra Madison

10th-Gulfstream, $60,000, Msw, 12-11, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:35.11, fm, neck.

ERNA (f, 2, Curlin–Jumby Bay {MSP, $118,125}, by City Zip) just missed in her unveiling at Belmont's Aqueduct meeting Oct. 22, coming up a neck short to next out GIII Jimmy Durante S. winner Liguria (War Front) as an 11-1 longshot. No longer under the radar at 6-5, the $600,000 OBSAPR grad took contact from both sides at the break but was still able to settle forwardly placed in third as Shez Speightful (Speightster) paced the field through an opening quarter in :23.18. Up into second while two wide around the far turn, Erna fanned out to the five path for the stretch run but drifted in late, just managing to hold off a hard-charging Penumbras Maker (Empire Maker) to graduate by a neck. Jumby Bay has since produced a yearling colt by Uncle Mo and visited Tiz the Law for the 2023 season. Sales History: $135,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP; $600,000 2yo '22 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $55,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

O-James D. Spry; B-Don Alberto Corporation (KY); T-Cherie DeVaux.

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